After matriculating into medical school in the fall of 2013, I was drowning. It seemed that who I was—a Black, gay man—could not exist within the medical system.
He had lost his car, his job and his friends, and the shame of where he found himself had him spiraling further away from us.
We celebrated our birthdays together this year. I turned 91 and John turned 32. We've talked a lot about the age difference between us. It may bother other people but that's their business.
I took a picture of the first chocolate cicadas and put them on my website as a joke. I did not think that people would buy them—the picture is hilarious.
I had my sights set on a cutting apprenticeship at a prestigious Savile Row tailoring house, but things didn't go my way. It was made clear to me at one point that I wouldn't get a cutting apprenticeship because of my gender.
When we first got to Dunoon, we realized that what we had actually bought was a quarter of a derelict building that had been empty for 30 years.
I am the person today I always imagined I could be when I was a child. It's a fantastic feeling to look at yourself in the mirror every day and be able to say: "That guy is great."
The joy of this life is that I've been able to meet all these people. I shot Brad Pitt before Thelma and Louise came out. He was the nicest guy in the world. It was the same with George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston.
Sheldon supposedly ate a pork chop off a counter and it got him kicked out of service training.
Hadiya will forever be 15. How I would have loved to watch her grow up, to see who she would become. What I wouldn't give for even one more day.
I am working on a dinosaur themed party right now where the parents want an actual dinosaur. I could hire a performer who wears a really realistic looking dinosaur outfit, but it will cost almost $1,000.
It is the only structure on North Greenwood Avenue that survived one of the worst race massacres in American history. During those 18 dreadful hours, people actually hid in the church's basement for safety.
As the hole deepened, I began to imagine how I could take advantage of the space, and in 2017 I decided that I wanted my own cave. I imagined creating huge rooms and arched ceilings.
I wanted to try to find a couple because I was used to having sex with men and I desired women. I thought perhaps it would be easier for me if a situation involved both sexes.
I started off investing $2,000 in 2019. Then, in April 2021 my crypto investments hit $1million in value.
When I turned on the light, I immediately realized that the substance dripping down was something like blood or sewer water. It was like a horror movie.
The uncertainty of distance shaped our relationship, and marriage, in unanticipated ways. It is precisely because of how we've grown while physically apart that we now flourish together.